ARThrive: Healthy Relationship Series

Through simple and creative guided workshops, each ARThrive session will explore different topics while creating art together in a safe(r) space. All materials are included and light meals will be provided.

ARThrive is a partnership between SFU’s Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office and the SFSS Women’s Centre and, new this year, we are working in partnership with the SFU’s Indigenous Student Centre to support some of our sessions.

Sessions are open to all students of all genders.

For Fall 2019 term, we invite you to participate in a series of sessions focused on Healthy Relationships.

Diving Inside: Relationship with Self

September 24, 2019 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm
All Genders Resource Center, TC 3014

Self-care is a holistic approach to nurture your connection to self through mind, body and soul. Join us in this workshop to explore your inner-relationship through creative writing and crafting a relaxation salve as well as an energizing roll-on.

Through a variety of activities, you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of ways in which you may foster a healthier relationship to self.

Registration for any of these sessions is required:

Healthy Relationship: Our Way

October 22, 2019 from 4:30pm – 7:30 pm
Halpern Centre Room 114

In this creative expression workshop, we invite our bodies and our imaginations to bring into focus the ideas we have around navigating relationships with our peers, friends, loved ones and ultimately ourselves.

Through creative writing and guided movement improvisation, we will explore our inherited ideas around consent and boundaries that contribute to our vision of healthy relationships. We will identify the characteristics of the relationships that empower and lift our being, and hone in on the choices we can make that lead to mutual feelings of respect and empathy for others.

This safer space for creative writing and movement exploration is facilitated by Cost Salish storyteller Rosemary Georgeson (Sahtu-Dene) and dance artist Olivia C. Davies (Euro-Anishinaabe) and in an adaptation of the O.Dela Arts creative expression workshop, “Home: Our Way”.

Registration for any of the sessions is required :

Interconnectedness: Relationship with Community

November 19, 2019 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Halpern Centre Room 114

Description forthcoming.

Please note, this is not a therapeutic support group. ARThrive strives to be a creative space that fosters empowerment.

For more information please contact Melanie Crudgington at